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Op-ed: Empowering Young People for Sustainable Peace

Op-ed: Empowering Young People for Sustainable Peace

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How do Arabs in Middle East view the US mid-term elections?

How do Arabs in Middle East view the US mid-term elections?

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What If NATO Really IS Obsolete?

What If NATO Really IS Obsolete?

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Muslims in the Crosshairs of Hate

Muslims in the Crosshairs of Hate

Human history is peppered with dreadful accounts of minority communities who were deliberately demonized before atrocities were committed against them.

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Delegitimizing America?

Delegitimizing America?

The immigration fiasco, based on the President's executive order, was the next stage of delegitimizing the American political process itself.

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Beijing’s Development Bank Gains Momentum

Beijing’s Development Bank Gains Momentum

Despite U.S. objections and concerns, China’s $100 billion initiative seems determined in its quest for respectability and prominence.

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Defending The Liberal World Order

Defending The Liberal World Order

In 1939, an article entitled "Mourir pour Dantzig?" ("Why Die for Danzig?") argued that France should avoid war with Germany if the latter seized Poland. Today, the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, as well as Russia's belligerent foreign policy, leads us to ask similar questions.

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The Soft Power of Francis’ Geopolitical Papacy

The Soft Power of Francis’ Geopolitical Papacy

He is outspoken on migration and refugee issues, was involved in brokering an upgrade in U.S.-Cuban relations and takes part in debates on hot-button topics from income inequality to climate change. Francis' view of the papacy is clearly geopolitical.

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Paul Volcker on the Breakdown of Government

Paul Volcker on the Breakdown of Government

We are in a world of economic frustration, breakdown of order, armed conflict, and a seeming vacuum of responsible leadership. Who among us can view with any satisfaction the current manifestation of our own electoral processes, much less our role as international leader?

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Geopolitical Showdown in the Horn

Geopolitical Showdown in the Horn

Recently, two major developments in Somalia and Djibouti have attracted international media attention. John Kerry became the first U.S. Secretary of State to visit Mogadishu, while China has negotiated the construction of a military base in the strategic port of Djibouti.

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The War Bill and the Doomsday Clock

The War Bill and the Doomsday Clock

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Beijing Balks, Tokyo Talks

Beijing Balks, Tokyo Talks

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Obama and Xi to meet in the desert

Obama and Xi to meet in the desert

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The UN and BMW Take a Unique Approach toward Cultural Diversity

The UN and BMW Take a Unique Approach toward Cultural Diversity

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Ending “Doormat Politics” In Somalia

Ending “Doormat Politics” In Somalia

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